Just bought a brand new 2011 4X4 Tacoma truck. It is an access cab with an automatic transmission and with the 4 cylinder engine (2.7L).
My new truck has less ground clearance than my old 2000 Tacoma (), and I would like to improve ground clearance because I need to go in forest trails when I go hunting or train my dogs.
I'm thinking about a small lift, about 3 inches. Could you please help me to select the best option for my needs.
1) would you have a lift kit model and manufacturer to recommand me and the optimal front and rear lift (3 in 1 in or 3 in 2 in,...)
2) what impacts a lift kit would have on the driving, on the gas consumption, on the Toyota warranty, on my drive train joints and differentials?
3) Should I replace the shock absorbers? and what model and munufacturer would you recommand, I would like to get something heavyduty
4) Should I get it aligned when I got the lift kit installed?
Thank you all for your precious information and advise.